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State of emergency also urged in Oregon

By Hatewatch Staff on August 30, 2005 - 1:50 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

…Although Oregon is about 1,000 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, Jim Ludwick, the president of Oregonians for Immigration Reform, said the state is being harmed by illegal immigrants from Mexico.

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State officials push Virginia ‘emergency’ declaration

By Hatewatch Staff on August 30, 2005 - 1:47 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

It used to be that the only invasions from the south the Commonwealth had to worry about were the hurricanes that crossed state lines to threaten the Old Dominion with a state of emergency.

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Attacks on Hispanics rise during anti-immigration campaign

By Hatewatch Staff on August 30, 2005 - 1:45 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Five times in the past five days, Hispanic men walking alone after dark have been set upon by small groups of assailants, beaten and robbed. Several of the victims required hospital emergency room treatment.

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Alabama Minutemen recruit for New Mexico patrols

By Hatewatch Staff on August 30, 2005 - 1:44 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

…Alabama’s immigrant population is growing, and residents like Gary Buie are noticing.

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El Paso rejects Minutemen

By Hatewatch Staff on August 30, 2005 - 1:41 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Stepping into the border fray over the Minutemen, the El Paso City Council adopted a resolution inviting them to stay out of town…

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Governor wants Mexican town destroyed

By Hatewatch Staff on August 30, 2005 - 1:40 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will use a meeting with his Chihuahuan counterpart this week to press for the demolition of Las Chepas, the semi-abandoned Mexican hamlet used as a staging area for hundreds of undocumented immigrants who cross daily into the United States west of Columbus…

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New England Minutemen target Canadian border

By Hatewatch Staff on August 30, 2005 - 1:38 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

After patrolling Arizona’s border for immigrants darting across from Mexico, a Framingham man is corralling New Englanders to scour the Canadian border for foreigners sneaking into Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. …

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Border city mayor asks, ‘What emergency?’

By Hatewatch Staff on August 30, 2005 - 1:36 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Despite the governor’s declared “state of emergency” in southern Arizona, Douglas Mayor Ray Borane says immigration has had a positive effect on his city…

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Expert: Vigilante groups resemble 1990s militias

By Hatewatch Staff on August 23, 2005 - 2:03 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

David Burghart, who monitors anti-immigrant movements with the Illinois-based human rights group, the Center for New Community’s Building Democracy Initiative, is not surprised by the growth of the vigilante movement—or its potential for internal strife.

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Texas Minutemen face rough ride

By Hatewatch Staff on August 23, 2005 - 2:01 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

…We are not vigilantes, and we are not anti-immigration.”

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